In Once Upon A Time, how does the shift in structure from an autobiographical tale to a bedtime story affect the reader?

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The narrator in Once Upon A Time by Nadine Gordimer is indeed a writer so is presumed to be Gordimer herself. Gordimer has received various book prizes including the Nobel Prize for literature which she received in 1991. In the story, she is expressing her dissatisfaction because she has been told that she "ought" to write a children's book. Gordimer, in her writing and her political activism, has never been one to conform, and in fact, several of her books were banned in South Africa (during Apartheid) so she would be opposed to any...

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